Wednesday, 16 March 2016

2016 #5 Daisy Rabbit {by Hazel Agnew}

 2016 Topic 5: Art Dolls

Hi everyone, Hazel Agnew from Mellifluous Meanderings here.

I'd like to share with you this evening with a post about Art Dolls.

I chose to work on this topic because I have had a certain little creature hanging around naked in my craftroom for some time, and I wanted to dress her up. Also, I wanted another excuse to show off the wonderful new stamps by Lin Brown which were launched at the beginning of February. 


Step One: May I introduce you to Daisy Rabbit.She is quite a large calico rabbit that I purchased a few months ago from Hobbycraft. I began by painting her all over with fresco  Vanilla, and then sealing on top with Gel Matte Medium

Step Two: I was keen to stick to the colour scheme that Lin provided when I did samples for her stamp launch. I painted the soles of her feet with Hey Pesto, stamped a daisy on each one from ELB26...


...painted the daisy with Snowflake and added yellow centres with stickles. 

Next, using Leaf Green and Plum Archival ink, I stamped Daisy all over with leaves also from ELB26 and "tattooed" her arms with sentiments from ELB28...


Step Three: Next, using Fresco acrylics in Claret, Yellow Submarine, Toffee and Caramel, I created a patterned fabric on cotton using my brayer and some of Lin's new stencils...



 I then made a little pinafore dress for Daisy...


{edit from Leandra - As you do!!! LOL, did you do a Tabitha nose-twitch??? LOL}

Step Four: Next, I created a little daisy chain necklace using shrink plastic and painting the backs of the daisies with Fresco Yellow Submarine and Snowflake.



Step Five: I wanted Daisy to be a little different from the average rabbit, so I made a pony tail and a rabbit tail using some green wool....it was the kind that has lots of fibres and bits of fabric woven into it and I made a pompom and wired up her ponytail. I stitched both of these to each end! 


Step Six: Finally, I sewed buttons for eyes and glued on a fabric nose, dressed her in her best, with daisy chain and a few swanky beads and she was ready to meet her public!

So, this was another chance to play with the wonderfully versatile stamps from Lin Brown.  I must admit that it was not easy stamping directly onto a squashy animal, but, she didn't seem to mind and she is now totally unique. I hope that this might give you a few ideas about stamping onto fabric....maybe pencil cases or calico bags or to have a play making a daisy chain. Wouldn't really recommend the tattooing part though!

Thankyou for dropping by the PaperArtsy blog and for coming to meet Daisy. You can find details about her on my blog too. www.craftroomgran.blogspot.com. It has been a pleasure.

Hazel

Awww she is so flipping cute! I love her pony tail and her tail-tail...but the necklace!! And the stamps looks great I have no idea how you managed that onto such a squishy tummy, but it (and she) looks wonderful! She needs friends - you do realise this right??? Then she can have a tea party!!! Thanks Hazel for a delightful post! ~Leandra

We would love to see how you interpret this Image Art Dolls  topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #5: Art Dolls, on this page HERE.

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19 comments:

Helen said...

oh Hazel, she is fantastic!! I love the necklace (and you know me and shrink!!) and the pinafore is fab.

Linda Brown said...

Wow Hazel, she's fabulous. Thank you for using my stamps to decorate her. Like Helen, the daisy chain necklace is my favourite detail but I do also like her tattoos!!!

jojo79 said...

Fab Hazel, I love her necklace x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Daisy is adorable, hazel! The quality of the stamping is awesome! I love her shrink necklace,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

She's gorgeous!!! xxx

Lesley Macgillivray said...

Omg.... Daisy is soooo gorgeous! Love this creative creation, very inspiring! Xxx

Miriam said...

Fantastic project Hazel....love your rabbit

Kaz said...

Such A gorgeous project xxx

Craftyfield said...

Love the fabric you designed for the dress! And the shrink plastic jewellery... Fun creation Hazel!

Lauren Hatwell said...

She's gorgeous! A perfect little easter bunny! I love her tail and snazzy necklace. Lx

craftimamma said...

She is just super cute Hazel! Love her ponytail and pompom tail but your use of the gorgeous new Lin stamps is fabulous! I like the daisies on her 'paws' especially and her dress fabric is very 'designer' lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Oh! she Daisy is so pretty Hazel!!! Adore your creative spirit. Fabulous her pinafore, shrink neckless, paw daisy mark and her Lim's stamps Tattoo. These are beautiful colours too. Her ponytail and pompom tail are very cute, Just wonderful!! xxx

Jane said...

She's fab Hazel.....I have this set of stamps, well I had to didn't I with a granddaughter called Daisy. Her little necklace is brilliant...lovely work x

ionabunny said...

Love the daisy chain. Hugz

JoFY said...

she is adorable!

Julie Ann Lee said...

She is just so adorable, Hazel! Linda must have been so delighted with how brilliantly you used her stamps on this charming project! You are so talented! xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Hazel your doll is wonderful, you clever thing love her. Hugs Debs xx

Marci said...

Adorable! I love how you stamped all over and the daisys on her feet.

Kirsten said...

Daisy is adorable, Hazel! I love every detail.

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